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Anthony Heald

Highest Rated:   100% Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Super (1991)
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Birthplace:   New Rochelle, New York, USA
Possessing an air of smug authority that isn't without a slight sense of self-conscious humor, actor Anthony Heald's supporting roles in such films as The Silence of the Lambs and Deep Rising have found him mastering the art of the overconfident character who audiences instinctively sense (often rightly so) will receive his comeuppance before the end credits roll. Born Philip Anthony Mair Heald in New Rochelle, NY, the aspiring actor with a keen eye for detail sought higher education at Michigan State University following graduation from New York's Massapequa High School. It was during his tenure at Michigan State that Heald became involved with a street theater troupe, honing his skills while simultaneously developing a unique style that he would continue to develop in the decade that followed. Making the leap to the big screen with a supporting role in the 1983 drama Silkwood, Heald also impressed small-screen viewers with occasional roles in Miami Vice, Tales From the Dark Side, and later, Cheers. Of course, it was feature films that provided the most exposure for Heald, though, his role as Dr. Frederick Chilton in The Silence of the Lambs offering the ideal celluloid personification of the actor's nervous confidence. Supporting roles in such high-profile releases as Searching for Bobby Fischer, The Pelican Brief, The Client, and 8MM kept Heald in the public eye throughout the 1990s, and with his role as buttoned-down Assistant Principal Scott Guber in the popular 2000 series Boston Public, Heald seemed to hit his stride on the small screen. On the high-school comedy drama, Heald embued his straight-laced, officious, authoritarian character with a surprising degree of sympathy, making Mr. Gruber somewhat more endearing than would be expected. In 2002, Heald reprised his role as Dr. Frederick Chilton in Red Dragon, the second sequel -- actually a prequel -- to The Silence of the Lambs. Though Boston Public would close its doors in 2004, Heald continued to act in addition to providing vocal work on a number of talking books. In 2006 Heald helmed the clich├ęd part of the unctuous Dean of the rival college in the comedy Accepted, as well as appearing in the third installment of the popular X-Men franchise.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
37% Accepted
  • Dean Van Horne
2006
58% X-Men: The Last Stand
  • FBI Mystique Interrogator
2006
69% Red Dragon
  • Dr. Chilton
2002
40% Proof of Life
  • Ted
2000
No Score Yet Jewel Kingdom: The Ruby Princess Runs Away
  • Actor
2000
22% 8MM
  • Longdale
1999
31% Deep Rising
  • Simon Canton
1998
67% A Time to Kill
  • Dr. Rodeheaver
1996
68% Kiss of Death
  • Jack Gold
1995
11% Bushwhacked
  • Bragdon
1995
80% The Client
  • Trumann
1994
52% The Pelican Brief
  • Marty Velmano
1993
73% The Ballad of Little Jo
  • Mr. Henry Grey
1993
100% Searching for Bobby Fischer
  • Fighting Parent
1993
25% Whispers in the Dark
  • Paul
1992
0% The Super
  • Ron Nessim
1991
95% The Silence of the Lambs
  • Dr. Frederick Chilton
1991
90% Postcards from the Edge
  • George Lazan
1990
67% Orphans
  • Man in Park
1987
No Score Yet Happy New Year
  • Dinner Guest
1987
50% Outrageous Fortune
  • Weldon
1987
No Score Yet A Case of Deadly Force
  • Dave O'Brian
1986
62% Teachers
  • Narc
1984
75% Silkwood
  • 2nd Union Meeting Doctor
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Harold Piller
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Cdr. Guyman Purcell
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • O'Connell Councilman Councilman Spencer Talbert Ian O'Connell
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Corkmaster
52% Monday Mornings
2013
  • Mitch Tompkins
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Judge Harvey Cooper
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Walt Merrick Walt Merrick (pilot only)

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